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Lawmakers applaud money in Obama budget for warning system

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 10:03
WASHINGTON (AP) — California lawmakers say President Barack Obama's recommendation to spend $5 million next year on an early earthquake warning system for the West Coast represents a significant breakthrough.

Birds cleaned of mysterious gray goo to return to shorelines

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 08:35
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A second batch of birds that have recovered after getting covered in a mysterious gray substance will be released back onto San Francisco Bay Area's shorelines.

Pigeon pageant for beautiful birds dispels 'rats with wings'

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 05:35
ONTARIO, Calif. (AP) — Dogs aren't the only animals that vie for best in show. Hundreds of breeds of pigeons compete in their own version of the Westminster show, strutting on long, thick legs or fluttering curly, lacy feathers in their bid to be best bird.

Norway to cut climate pollution by 40 percent by 2030

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 03:26
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Norway will cut its emissions of global warming gases by at least 40 percent by 2030, aligning itself with the target set by the European Union, the government said Wednesday.

Virgin Galactic gets back on track toward space tourism

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 10:35
UPHAM, N.M. (AP) — The only thing interrupting one of New Mexico's most remote stretches of desert is a pristine runway where Virgin Galactic plans one day to launch the world's first commercial space-line.

A look at the UK's proposal to make babies from 3 people

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 08:56
LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers in the House of Commons voted Tuesday to legalize the creation of babies made from the DNA of three people. The bill now must go to the House of Lords before it becomes law.

UK to decide if it's OK to make babies from DNA of 3 people

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 04:42
LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers will vote Tuesday on whether to allow scientists to use controversial techniques to create babies from the DNA of three people, a move that could make the country the first in the world to allow embryos to be genetically modified.

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